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    mp3 player for a child???

    my 3 year old daughter keeps begging me for a mp3 player as her older sister has one, but i am unsure if it is safe to buy one for her, mother in law says it fine and my mum says def no. so was just wondering if any parent has got one for there child around the same age group , and any idea which one to buy. thanks

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    why does she think no? im sure you can get one with a volume restictor if thats it?

    i got my neice a hannah montana one from argos for around ten pounds x

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    plumberman01;7530512

    why does she think no? im sure you can get one with a volume esticto if … why does she think no? im sure you can get one with a volume esticto if thats it?



    she reckons it may affect her hearing

    bargain buyer;7530526

    she reckons it may affect her hearing



    you could get her little speakers? that way she has one but not headphones?

    bod emrys;7530541

    She's 3 FFS! Just say no.



    i disagree..she can have books on it and nursery rhymes...my older kids all had cassettes players, then cds, whats the difference? she will also learn how to use a computer to add her own stuff-the earlier we get our kids into technology the better!

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    bod emrys;7530541

    She's 3 FFS! Just say no.



    yea i know but when she wants something she has got to have it, thats why i have asked for alternatives

    I'd say no just to spite the mother in law.... :whistling:

    bargain buyer;7530564

    yea i know but when she wants something she has got to have it, thats why … yea i know but when she wants something she has got to have it, thats why i have asked for alternatives



    Seriously???

    bargain buyer;7530564

    yea i know but when she wants something she has got to have it, thats why … yea i know but when she wants something she has got to have it, thats why i have asked for alternatives



    Your making a rod for your own back! MP3 player now, laptop at 4, mobile phone at 5....learn to say no - it'll make her a much nicer teenager!!!

    bargain buyer;7530564

    yea i know but when she wants something she has got to have it, thats why … yea i know but when she wants something she has got to have it, thats why i have asked for alternatives



    spoilt much?

    here are the kiddie MP3 players at argos

    argos.co.uk/web…629

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    civms47;7530577

    Seriously???



    lol i dont always give her what she wants but she is going through a stage at the moment whatever her older sis has got she got to have same

    My 3 year old has one, a hand me down from her older sister, it's a barbie girl one, don't think you can buy them anymore. Very basic, but she loves it.http://blogs.phillynews.com/inquirer/mirrorimage/Barbie_Girls_MP3_player.jpg

    bargain buyer;7530603

    lol i dont always give her what she wants but she is going through a … lol i dont always give her what she wants but she is going through a stage at the moment whatever her older sis has got she got to have same



    Hope the older sister doesnt have a boyfriend! :w00t:

    chas76;7530589

    Your making a rod for your own back! MP3 player now, laptop at 4, mobile … Your making a rod for your own back! MP3 player now, laptop at 4, mobile phone at 5....learn to say no - it'll make her a much nicer teenager!!!



    if she wanted a cd player what would you say? cos i dont see a difference..my son has had a cd player since 3 cos he uses it for books..he has a spongebob mp3 now-i got it off ebay £17

    bargain buyer;7530564

    yea i know but when she wants something she has got to have it, thats why … yea i know but when she wants something she has got to have it, thats why i have asked for alternatives




    weak parenting...i feel sorry for you, 10 years time you're gonna have fuuuuuunnnnn

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    bargain buyer;7530603

    lol i dont always give her what she wants but she is going through a … lol i dont always give her what she wants but she is going through a stage at the moment whatever her older sis has got she got to have same



    all the toys she got for xmas dora, peppa pig, fifi etc she has put them all by the fire place as she said she wants santa to take them back to exchange them for the stuff her sis has got lol

    JUSTANOTHERSTAR;7530631

    weak parenting...i feel sorry for you, 10 years time you're gonna have … weak parenting...i feel sorry for you, 10 years time you're gonna have fuuuuuunnnnn



    how is it weak parenting...she is looking for an alternative:?

    plumberman01;7530621

    if she wanted a cd player what would you say? cos i dont see a … if she wanted a cd player what would you say? cos i dont see a difference..my son has had a cd player since 3 cos he uses it for books..he has a spongebob mp3 now-i got it off ebay £17



    I wan't commenting on the MP3 player, just the fact the OP was saying her daughter wants it so she must have it!!

    Jesus its an mp3 player lol!!

    id let her have one, but not for nothing, as a reward for something or birthday present xx

    Dont spend a lot of money and try to wait till her birthday or at least say she can have one at Easter. That way she is learning she cant have what she wants when she wants it. At this age she does not appreciate the money involved so even if you only spend £10 make her wait a few weeks.

    Goofeys Girl;7530663

    Dont spend a lot of money and try to wait till her birthday or at least … Dont spend a lot of money and try to wait till her birthday or at least say she can have one at Easter. That way she is learning she cant have what she wants when she wants it. At this age she does not appreciate the money involved so even if you only spend £10 make her wait a few weeks.



    yep that makes sense:thumbsup:

    good luck:)

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    chas76;7530659

    I wan't commenting on the MP3 player, just the fact the OP was saying her … I wan't commenting on the MP3 player, just the fact the OP was saying her daughter wants it so she must have it!!



    no its her bday next week so im not buying for the sake of it

    bargain buyer;7530669

    no its her bday next week so im not buying for the sake of it




    did you see the link i posted?x

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    god i am sorry i posted this now being insulted, called a weak parent thanks alot. the thread is about a stupid mp3 player not parenting skills

    Original Poster

    kerri_ did you see the link i posted?x

    Yes it's ONLY an mp3 player, but I have to agree with comments, you're making a rod for your own back. Her sister has one so she MUST have one? You need to teach her life doesn't work like that. The fact she is leaving her Christmas presents by the fire for Santa to take back shows she's already ungrateful.

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    mumbojumbo;7530761

    She's 3 for goodness sake. You want to shove headphones on her and … She's 3 for goodness sake. You want to shove headphones on her and isolate her with meaningless pop songs and words she doesn't understand?? She's in her most receptive years - try some more engaging play activities. She can do the sulky teenager thing when she's older.



    actually my darling i never mentioned anything about pop songs

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    ChipSticks;7530749

    Yes it's ONLY an mp3 player, but I have to agree with comments, you're … Yes it's ONLY an mp3 player, but I have to agree with comments, you're making a rod for your own back. Her sister has one so she MUST have one? You need to teach her life doesn't work like that. The fact she is leaving her Christmas presents by the fire for Santa to take back shows she's already ungrateful.



    no she not ungrateful she just wants to be the same as her sister, and how dare you judge my daughter you have never met her before. you are making her sound like a spoilt brat, she is 3 for christ sake she doesnt understand, i am only asking about a mp3 player for a gift for a bday so why push things to far

    try this

    http://www.woodentotsmk.co.uk/categories/14wtcp/cp05.JPG

    that'll engage her little developing mind far better than a flippin mp3 player!!

    if a kid needs a story, you read it to her.

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    bod emrys;7530873

    I disagree. I would certainlly (and do) allow my children a cd player and … I disagree. I would certainlly (and do) allow my children a cd player and agree with you that audiobooks are great for children (far, far better than plonking them in front of the TV). However at this age children need to be exploring the world around them and learning through play, in my opinion sticking headphones on a child isolates them from the world around them and is not to be encouraged.As for the technology argument, I agree that it's a good idea to get children comfortable with modern technology, but she's only 3, there's plenty of time for that yet.I'm not going to go into the buying what your 3 year old demands debate as I feel sorry for the OP after some of the reponses in this thread. I may disagree with the idea of buying the mp3 player, but there is no need to insult her parenting skills.All the above is just my opinion, each to their own (exept the insulting parenting skills bit - I'm right about that, so knock it off people :thumbsup: )

    bargain buyer;7530862

    no she not ungrateful she just wants to be the same as her sister, and … no she not ungrateful she just wants to be the same as her sister, and how dare you judge my daughter you have never met her before. you are making her sound like a spoilt brat, she is 3 for christ sake she doesnt understand, i am only asking about a mp3 player for a gift for a bday so why push things to far



    I know she is only 3, which is why I said you would be making a rod for own back by letting her have her own way.

    A child leaving toys by the fire for Santa to take back is an ungrateful act, whether you want to admit it or not, lol.

    Original Poster

    thats why i wanted other peoples views to see what they thought on the matter as my mum said no way to buy her one, or i wanted alternatives where she doesnt have to put earphones in her ears, and people assumed it was listening to music i never mentioned that, its for her storys from sunday school. people have painted a picture of me being a horrible parent putting my daughter in the corner and neglecting her where the truth is totally opposite from that.

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    Question is - how does a 3 year old know what an MP3 player even is?

    She is 3 FFS - No No No No No!!!!

    Original Poster

    ChipSticks;7531027

    I know she is only 3, which is why I said you would be making a rod for … I know she is only 3, which is why I said you would be making a rod for own back by letting her have her own way.A child leaving toys by the fire for Santa to take back is an ungrateful act, whether you want to admit it or not, lol.



    i have never said she has her own way

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    bargain buyer;7531038

    thats why i wanted other peoples views to see what they thought on the … thats why i wanted other peoples views to see what they thought on the matter as my mum said no way to buy her one, or i wanted alternatives where she doesnt have to put earphones in her ears, and people assumed it was listening to music i never mentioned that, its for her storys from sunday school. people have painted a picture of me being a horrible parent putting my daughter in the corner and neglecting her where the truth is totally opposite from that.



    Stories from Sunday School?

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    Give her the brainless, mind-bending tunes instead of that carp anyday!

    And thou doth protest too much...............

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    bargain buyer;7531038

    its for her storys from sunday school.



    Ask yourself this...............

    What would Jesus do?

    ChipSticks;7531027

    I know she is only 3, which is why I said you would be making a rod for … I know she is only 3, which is why I said you would be making a rod for own back by letting her have her own way.A child leaving toys by the fire for Santa to take back is an ungrateful act, whether you want to admit it or not, lol.



    or maybe its just a little girl hoping the magic of santa will turn it into an mp3 player.

    Posters are being too harsh here on the OP. She obviously loves her wee girl and wants to make her happy. She will probably get bored with it soon enough as kids that age get bored with most toys after a short while!

    OP u r her mother - YOU decide if she should get one - not us, not your mother or your mother-in-law :thumbsup:

    bod emrys;7530873

    I disagree. I would certainlly (and do) allow my children a cd player and … I disagree. I would certainlly (and do) allow my children a cd player and agree with you that audiobooks are great for children (far, far better than plonking them in front of the TV). However at this age children need to be exploring the world around them and learning through play, in my opinion sticking headphones on a child isolates them from the world around them and is not to be encouraged.As for the technology argument, I agree that it's a good idea to get children comfortable with modern technology, but she's only 3, there's plenty of time for that yet.I'm not going to go into the buying what your 3 year old demands debate as I feel sorry for the OP after some of the reponses in this thread. I may disagree with the idea of buying the mp3 player, but there is no need to insult her parenting skills.All the above is just my opinion, each to their own (exept the insulting parenting skills bit - I'm right about that, so knock it off people :thumbsup: )



    my son has them as my other kids befoe did cds and cassetttes but theyre not used to isolate him-he likes books and he also has a portable dvd player-it tends to come out for holidays while on a plane etc...not every day.

    dimebars;7531102

    Ask yourself this...............What would Jesus do?



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